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Watsonia

Population and age structure

Between 2016 and 2026, the age structure forecasts for Watsonia indicate a 1.4% decrease in population under working age, a 4.7% increase in population of retirement age, and a 6.8% increase in population of working age.

Knowledge of how the age structure of the population is changing is essential for planning age-based facilities and services, such as child care, recreation and aged care.

The forecast age groups of the City of Banyule is a function of the current age of the population (people aging each year, being born and dying) as well as the age of people migrating into and out of the area. This in turn is driven by location (fringe, city centre, regional or rural) the existing housing stock (separate dwellings, medium or high density), the amount and type of new residential development (same as existing stock, or diversifying) and where the area is in a cycle of change. We call this the area’s residential role and function. You can learn more about this in the section household and suburb life cycles.

Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups
Watsonia - Total persons201620262036Change between 2016 and 2036
Age group (years)Number%Number%Number%Number
0 to 43857.13365.93635.9-22
5 to 93386.23325.83485.7+10
10 to 143005.53416.03365.5+36
15 to 192695.03335.93415.6+72
20 to 242865.33516.23896.3+103
25 to 293756.93936.94407.2+65
30 to 344518.34237.44637.5+12
35 to 394488.34297.54557.4+6
40 to 444438.24207.44287.0-16
45 to 493746.93896.83886.3+14
50 to 543075.73926.93886.3+82
55 to 593246.03576.33736.1+48
60 to 642584.82885.13505.7+92
65 to 691963.62764.93055.0+109
70 to 741482.72183.82524.1+103
75 to 792073.81632.92303.7+22
80 to 841753.21162.01682.7-7
85 and over1342.51272.21212.0-13
Total persons5,419100.05,685100.06,137100.0+718

Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id , the population experts, November 2017.

Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups
Forecast age structure - 5 year age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2036: 121 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2036: 168 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2036: 230 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2036: 252 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2036: 305 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2036: 350 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2036: 373 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2036: 388 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2036: 388 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2036: 428 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2036: 455 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2036: 463 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2036: 440 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2036: 389 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2036: 341 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2036: 336 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2036: 348 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2036: 363 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026: 127 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026: 116 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026: 163 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026: 218 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026: 276 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026: 288 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026: 357 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026: 392 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026: 389 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026: 420 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026: 429 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026: 423 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026: 393 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026: 351 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026: 333 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026: 341 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026: 332 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026: 336 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016: 134 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016: 175 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016: 207 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016: 148 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016: 196 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016: 258 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016: 324 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016: 307 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016: 374 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016: 443 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016: 448 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016: 451 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016: 375 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016: 286 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016: 269 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016: 300 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016: 338 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016: 385
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2017.
Forecast change in age structure - 5 year age groups
Forecast change in age structure - 5 year age groups Forecast persons aged 85+,  2026 to 2036: -6 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2026 to 2036: 53 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2026 to 2036: 66 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2026 to 2036: 34 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2026 to 2036: 29 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2026 to 2036: 62 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2026 to 2036: 16 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2026 to 2036: -4 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2026 to 2036: -1 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2026 to 2036: 8 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2026 to 2036: 26 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2026 to 2036: 40 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2026 to 2036: 47 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2026 to 2036: 38 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2026 to 2036: 8 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2026 to 2036: -5 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2026 to 2036: 17 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2026 to 2036: 27 Forecast persons aged 85+,  2016 to 2026: -7 Forecast persons aged 80-84,  2016 to 2026: -59 Forecast persons aged 75-79,  2016 to 2026: -44 Forecast persons aged 70-74,  2016 to 2026: 70 Forecast persons aged 65-69,  2016 to 2026: 80 Forecast persons aged 60-64,  2016 to 2026: 30 Forecast persons aged 55-59,  2016 to 2026: 32 Forecast persons aged 50-54,  2016 to 2026: 85 Forecast persons aged 45-49,  2016 to 2026: 15 Forecast persons aged 40-44,  2016 to 2026: -23 Forecast persons aged 35-39,  2016 to 2026: -19 Forecast persons aged 30-34,  2016 to 2026: -28 Forecast persons aged 25-29,  2016 to 2026: 19 Forecast persons aged 20-24,  2016 to 2026: 65 Forecast persons aged 15-19,  2016 to 2026: 64 Forecast persons aged 10-14,  2016 to 2026: 40 Forecast persons aged 5-9,  2016 to 2026: -7 Forecast persons aged 0-4,  2016 to 2026: -49
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2036, prepared by .id the population experts, November 2017.

Key findings

In 2016, the dominant age structure for persons in Watsonia was ages 30 to 34, which accounted for 8.3% of the total persons.

The largest increase in persons between 2016 and 2026 is forecast to be in ages 50 to 54, which is expected to increase by 85 and account for 6.9% of the total persons.

The largest 5 year age group in 2026 is 35 to 39 years, with a total of 429 persons.

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